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April 2009 | Volume 117 | Issue 4


Book Review: Pharma-Ecology – The Occurrence and Fate of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment

Rolf U. Halden

New Books


Leading the World’s Premier Environmental Health Organization: A Message from Linda Birnbaum

Linda S. Birnbaum


Oil Sands Development: A Health Risk Worth Taking?

David J. Tenenbaum

Spheres of Influence

Nanotechnology-Related Environment, Health, and Safety Research: Examining the National Strategy

Charles W. Schmidt

Science Selection

Climate Change and Agricultural Agents: Planning for Future Interactions

Tanya Tillett

Widening the Pool of Factors: Studies Needed to Assess Asthma–Swimming Link

Angela Spivey

It All Adds Up over Time: Cumulative Lead Exposure and Cognition in Older Women

David J. Tenenbaum

Dramatic Devices? Medical Procedures May Expose Infants to BPA

Julia R. Barrett


Cleaner Air, Longer Life

Carol Potera

Study Associates PFOS and PFOA with Impaired Fertility

Carol Potera

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley

Developmental Immunotoxicity in Review

Angela Spivey

What Lies Ahead for Nanotechnology?


A New Spin on Research Translation: The Boston Consensus Conference on Human Biomonitoring

Jessica W. Nelson, Madeleine Kangsen Scammell, Rebecca Gasior Altman, Thomas F. Webster, and David M. Ozonoff


Impacts of Climate Change on Indirect Human Exposure to Pathogens and Chemicals from Agriculture

Alistair B.A. Boxall, Anthony Hardy, Sabine Beulke, Tatiana Boucard, Laura Burgin, Peter D. Falloon, Philip M. Haygarth, Thomas Hutchinson, R. Sari Kovats, Giovanni Leonardi, Leonard S. Levy, Gordon Nichols, Simon A. Parsons, Laura Potts, David Stone, Edward Topp, David B. Turley, Kerry Walsh, Elizabeth M.H. Wellington, and Richard J. Williams

Childhood Asthma and Environmental Exposures at Swimming Pools: State of the Science and Research Recommendations

Clifford P. Weisel, Susan D. Richardson, Benoit Nemery, Gabriella Aggazzotti, Eugenio Baraldi, Ernest R. Blatchley III, Benjamin C. Blount, Kai-Håkon Carlsen, Peyton A. Eggleston, Fritz H. Frimmel, Michael Goodman, Gilbert Gordon, Sergey A. Grinshpun, Dirk Heederik, Manolis Kogevinas, Judy S. LaKind, Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen, Fontaine C. Piper, and Syed A. Sattar


Correlations between Prenatal Exposure to Perfluorinated Chemicals and Reduced Fetal Growth

Noriaki Washino, Yasuaki Saijo, Seiko Sasaki, Shizue Kato, Susumu Ban, Kanae Konishi, Rie Ito, Ayako Nakata, Yusuke Iwasaki, Koichi Saito, Hiroyuki Nakazawa, and Reiko Kishi

Persistent Organic Pollutant Residues in Human Fetal Liver and Placenta from Greater Montreal, Quebec: A Longitudinal Study from 1998 through 2006

Josée Doucet, Brett Tague, Douglas L. Arnold, Gerard M. Cooke, Stephen Hayward, and Cynthia G. Goodyer

Direct Impairment of Vascular Function by Diesel Exhaust Particulate through Reduced Bioavailability of Endothelium-Derived Nitric Oxide Induced by Superoxide Free Radicals

Mark R. Miller, Stephen J. Borthwick, Catherine A. Shaw, Steven G. McLean, Daniel McClure, Nicholas L. Mills, Rodger Duffin, Ken Donaldson, Ian L. Megson, Patrick W.F. Hadoke, and David E. Newby

Oxidative and Excitatory Mechanisms of Developmental Neurotoxicity: Transcriptional Profiles for Chlorpyrifos, Diazinon, Dieldrin, and Divalent Nickel in PC12 Cells

Theodore A. Slotkin and Frederic J. Seidler

Exposure to Bisphenol A and Other Phenols in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Premature Infants

Antonia M. Calafat, Jennifer Weuve, Xiaoyun Ye, Lily T. Jia, Howard Hu, Steven Ringer, Ken Huttner, and Russ Hauser

BME Estimation of Residential Exposure to Ambient PM10 and Ozone at Multiple Time Scales

Hwa-Lung Yu, Jiu-Chiuan Chen, George Christakos, and Michael Jerrett

PAH–DNA Adducts, Cigarette Smoking, GST Polymorphisms, and Breast Cancer Risk

Kathleen M. McCarty, Regina M. Santella, Susan E. Steck, Rebecca J. Cleveland, Jiyoung Ahn, Christine B. Ambrosone, Kari North, Sharon K. Sagiv, Sybil M. Eng, Susan L. Teitelbaum, Alfred I. Neugut, and Marilie D. Gammon

Toxicity of Tungsten Carbide and Cobalt-Doped Tungsten Carbide Nanoparticles in Mammalian Cells in Vitro

Susanne Bastian, Wibke Busch, Dana Kühnel, Armin Springer, Tobias Meißner, Roland Holke, Stefan Scholz, Maria Iwe, Wolfgang Pompe, Michael Gelinsky, Annegret Potthoff, Volkmar Richter, Chrysanthy Ikonomidou, and Kristin Schirmer

Risk of Asthmatic Episodes in Children Exposed to Sulfur Dioxide Stack Emissions from a Refinery Point Source in Montreal, Canada

Audrey Smargiassi, Tom Kosatsky, John Hicks, Céline Plante, Ben Armstrong, Paul J. Villeneuve, and Sophie Goudreau

Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome Associated with Body Burden Levels of Dioxin and Related Compounds among Japan’s General Population

Hirokazu Uemura, Kokichi Arisawa, Mineyoshi Hiyoshi, Atsushi Kitayama, Hidenobu Takami, Fusakazu Sawachika, Satoru Dakeshita, Kentaro Nii, Hiroshi Satoh, Yoshio Sumiyoshi, Kenji Morinaga, Kazunori Kodama, Taka-ichiro Suzuki, Masaki Nagai, and Tsuguyoshi Suzuki

A Biomarker Validation Study of Prenatal Chlorpyrifos Exposure within an Inner-City Cohort during Pregnancy

Robin M. Whyatt, Robin Garfinkel, Lori A. Hoepner, Howard Andrews, Darrell Holmes, Megan K. Williams, Andria Reyes, Diurka Diaz, Frederica P. Perera, David E. Camann, and Dana B. Barr

Predicting Plasma Concentrations of Bisphenol A in Children Younger Than 2 Years of Age after Typical Feeding Schedules, using a Physiologically Based Toxicokinetic Model

Andrea N. Edginton, and Len Ritter

Cumulative Exposure to Lead in Relation to Cognitive Function in Older Women

Jennifer Weuve, Susan A. Korrick, Marc G. Weisskopf, Louise M. Ryan, Joel Schwartz, Huiling Nie, Francine Grodstein, and Howard Hu

Preparing for Climate Change: A Perspective from Local Public Health Officers in California

Louise Bedsworth

Time- and Dose-Related Effects of Di-(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate and Its Main Metabolites on the Function of the Rat Fetal Testis in Vitro

François Chauvigné, Arnaud Menuet, Laurianne Lesné, Marie-Christine Chagnon, Cécile Chevrier, Jean-François Regnier, Jürgen Angerer, and Bernard Jégou

Direct Effects, Compensation, and Recovery in Female Fathead Minnows Exposed to a Model Aromatase Inhibitor

Daniel L. Villeneuve, Nathaniel D. Mueller, Dalma Martinović, Elizabeth A. Makynen, Michael D. Kahl, Kathleen M. Jensen, Elizabeth J. Durhan, Jenna E. Cavallin, David Bencic, and Gerald T. Ankley

Predicting Chronic Fine and Coarse Particulate Exposures Using Spatiotemporal Models for the Northeastern and Midwestern United States

Jeff D. Yanosky, Christopher J. Paciorek, and Helen H. Suh

Structure-Activity–Dependent Regulation of Cell Communication by Perfluorinated Fatty Acids using in Vivo and in Vitro Model Systems

Brad L. Upham, Joon-Suk Park, Pavel Babica, Iva Sovadinova, Alisa M. Rummel, James E. Trosko, Akihiko Hirose, Ryuichi Hasegawa, Jun Kanno, and Kimie Sai

Acute Effects of Air Pollution on Pulmonary Function, Airway Inflammation, and Oxidative Stress in Asthmatic Children

Ling Liu, Raymond Poon, Li Chen, Anna-Maria Frescura, Paolo Montuschi, Giovanni Ciabattoni, Amanda Wheeler, and Robert Dales

Arsenic Exposure within the Korean Community (United States) Based on Dietary Behavior and Arsenic Levels in Hair, Urine, Air, and Water

Bill Cleland, Ami Tsuchiya, David A. Kalman, Russell Dills, Thomas M. Burbacher, Jim W. White, Elaine M. Faustman, and Koenraad Mariën

Cancer Incidence among Pesticide Applicators Exposed to Permethrin in the Agricultural Health Study

Jennifer A. Rusiecki, Rahulkumar Patel, Stella Koutros, Laura Beane-Freeman, Ola Landgren, Matthew R. Bonner, Joseph Coble, Jay Lubin, Aaron Blair, Jane A. Hoppin, and Michael C.R. Alavanja

The Relationship of Housing and Population Health: A 30-Year Retrospective Analysis

David E. Jacobs, Jonathan Wilson, Sherry L. Dixon, Janet Smith, and Anne Evens


Linear Low-Dose Extrapolation for Noncancer Responses Is Not Generally Appropriate

Lorenz R. Rhomberg

Linear Low-Dose Extrapolation for Non-Cancer Responses: Burke et al. Respond

Thomas A. Burke, Francesca Dominici, Mary Fox, Ronald H. White, Ila Cote, Dale B. Hattis, Jonathan M. Samet, Paul D. White, Lauren Zeise

PAH Exposure

Paul A. Fowler, Peter J. O’Shaughnessy, Stewart M. Rhind, Jon Ayres

PAHs: Choi et al. Respond

Hyunok Choi, John Spengler, Frederica P. Perera


A New Era at the NIEHS/NTP, with Linda Birnbaum

Ernie Hood

Predicting Effects of Climate Change, with Kristie Ebi

Ernie Hood

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